Gaijin Games has announced that its upcoming title, BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, will be narrated by none other than Mario voice actor Charles Martinet.

The renowned voice actor will be voicing seven cut-scenes that appear in the downloadable game. Rather than lending his voice to a new character or a BIT.TRIP version of everyone's favourite portly plumber, Martinet will in fact be playing himself. According to the team at Gaijin Games, Martinet simply began by reading a few of his lines in the first-person, and this approach was very quickly adopted by the team.

The developers feel that by having Martinet speak as himself, it will help to give the player a better feel of the weird and unusual BIT.TRIP universe. They have likened it to Seaman, a peculiar Dreamcast title where Leonard Nimoy announces himself at the beginning of the game in order to break the fourth wall.

BIT.TRIP Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien is expected to release in early 2013 for Wii U.